Right now, I'm probably getting ready to drive out to Mount Hood for the Hood To Coast Relay! To prepare, I ate a bunch of watermelon. I also created a twitter account. Social media confuses me, but I'll try to "tweet" HTC updates unless a bear attacks us all! In which case the update would be #bear_attack.
So...follow me...but even better, let me know what your names are so I can follow you!
Also, I'm not going to let a silly thing like running a 24 hour relay get in the way of my posting "F Yeah Friday" (a record of all things awesome in the week!).
So here's what rocked my week:
1) Dreyers (or Edy's depending on where you live. I've lived in so many places I don't really know what name is which anymore) Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Sundae Ice cream.
I would usually reserve thinking an ice cream is awesome for the likes of full fat Haagan Daas (Coffee) or Ben and Jerry's (SnickerDoodle / Peach Cobbler), but no, this bad boy has 110 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving and it's still amazing. Go out and buy it. And then write to thank me. And yes, I do accept thank you gifts.
2) Relationships. This weekend marks my 1 year anniversary with my boyfriend. He's awesome because he's willing to "celebrate" by driving to the Oregon coast and greeting his sweaty unattractive girlfriend there.
But here's what else is good: You know that line in the movie "As Good As It Gets" where Jack Nickelson says to Helen Hunt "You make me want to be a better man."?
When I first watched that movie when I was younger I didn't understand why that was such a great compliment. My 16 year old self figured "You're hot.", or "I like your hair." made more sense for compliments. But now I get it.
And yes...1 year in, this is how I feel in my relationship. He makes me want to be a better (wo)man.
And that's pretty great.
3) Winning Stuff! Are you one of those people that never wins anything in contests?
....I am NOT one of those people. I am luckier than a leprechaun!
Off the top of my head, I've won a sled, a hunting rifle, a refrigerator, and now...an ipad2.
Apparently I won one of those "guess the number of gumballs" contests at the conference I attended last week.
The kicker? An hour after I got that email about winning the ipad2, I went to go get gas. Sitting there at the pump on the ground was a $20 dollar bill. Amazing!
Weekly Workout Recap
Saturday: 3x1 mile at 6:11 pace, 1:45 rest between each. 2 mile warmup / cool down. 4 mile run later in the day.
Sunday 30 mile bike ride
Monday 5 mile easy run
Tuesday 2 miles in warm up / cool down, 3.1 miles of...2 miles at 7 minute / mile pace, .4 miles at 5:52 pace, .7 miles around 6:35 pace.
Wednesday: 16 mile bike ride
Thursday: 4 miles easy
Friday (pending!): 6 miles...hopefully run hard
Total Mileage: 29 running miles, 46 biking miles.
Soooo....what was awesome about your week?
See ya after the relay!!!